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Many businesses 'not providing adequate training'

New research has indicated that a substantial number of companies are unaware of the organisations that regulate their workplace, while some 70 per cent have never trained employees on diversity issues. read more...


Wages increase as skills shortage deepens

A new report has claimed that staff costs for nearly half of all private-owned businesses in the UK have risen in the past year.

The study by financial and business adviser Grant Thornton also found that half of the firms surveyed were more focused on attracting and retaining staff, including graduates, than a year ago. read more...


SMEs 'good for graduates'

While large companies are traditionally seen to offer graduates the best opportunities, employment with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can be equally rewarding, an expert has said. read more...


Many workers 'sleeping on job'

Falling asleep in the workplace is a common problem, according to new research, which may be of interest to sleepy graduates.

Conducted by employment law firm Peninsula, the study found that around 63 per cent of British workers admit to falling asleep or feeling sleepy in the workplace. read more...


Planning 'will benefit graduates'

Graduates should start planning their future careers while still at university, an expert has said.

The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (Agcas) has advised that the best prepared undergraduates will be filling out application forms for graduate recruitment schemes as they enter into their final year at university. read more...


Using talent 'essential' to best companies

The companies that will adapt most effectively to the credit crunch are the ones who pay attention the markets and look at talent and supply in a "best practice way", an expert has said. read more...


Salary 'not only factor in successful recruitment'

Businesses looking to attract the best applicants should be aware that salary is not the only element that they are looking for, an expert has said.

This comes as a new survey by Randstad entitled 'Tempting enough talent?' revealed the salary trends across the UK. read more...


Career switches 'prevalent among workers'

A high proportion of people working in the UK have pursued a different career path at least three times, according to new research

Sector skills council Lifelong Learning surveyed some 2,000 people and discovered that one in six respondents has switched careers three times, while seven out of ten stated they had changed at least once. read more...

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